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Getting to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament has never been a problem for the Charleston Fighting Squirrels. Taking that next step to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series, however, is a feat they've only managed twice...
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH (07/23/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Dexter varsity girls place 2nd at Rib City Shootout (07/21/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The Dexter Bearcats varsity girls basketball program came up just short in its bid to secure the Rib City Shootout championship Saturday evening at the Bearcat Event Center. Valley View, Ark., which also beat Dexter by four points in preliminary action Friday, edged Dexter 54-52 in the title game Saturday. Dexter fell behind 17 points against Valley View Saturday before rallying to trim the deficit as close as the final score...
Rib City Shootout continues Saturday, Dexter varsity girls go 2-1 Friday (07/18/14)
DEXTER, Mo. - The final Rib City Shootout of the summer kicked off Friday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter. 54 girls basketball games took place Friday. The Dexter varsity girls basketball team suffered a four-point loss to Valley View, Ark., beat Doniphan 68-28 and beat Calico Rock, Ark., 57-24...
Caruthersville's Darrell Monroe to attend Arizona Western College (07/18/14)
Caruthersville graduate Darrell Monroe, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Southeast Missouri State on February 5, never joined the Redhawks as planned. First-year Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said it's been "a process," but the freshman running back was academically an NCAA non-qualifier and will instead play football at the junior college level at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Squirrels claim seventh state championship after 3-1 win over Boonville (07/17/14)
The Charleston Fighting Squirrels rally behind Cody Payne's one-hit gem to bring home it's seventh Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship in eight seasons on Wednesday.
Schedule set for 13-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament (07/17/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The 13-year-old Missouri Babe Ruth state tournament takes place July 17-20 at Shawnee Park in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Southwest Ozark, Dexter, Mineral Area, Cape Girardeau and Boonville are competing in the five-team double-elimination tournament...
Sikeston Post 114 drops out of district tournament (07/17/14)
The Senior American Legion District 14 tournament will be one team short. Sikeston Post 114 will not be present when the now three-team tournament begins today at Notre Dame High School. Post 114 could not field the required 12-man roster leading to its early departure. It's the second time in the last three seasons Sikeston has dropped out of the tournament for that reason...
Schedule set for 14-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament (07/16/14)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. - The 14-year-old Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament takes place July 17-20 at East Prairie High School. Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Poplar Bluff, Advance, East Prairie, Southwest Ozark and Mississippi Valley will compete in the six-team double-elimination tournament...
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Chance to clinch state title eludes Squirrels following 9-3 loss to Boonville (07/16/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- If the Charleston Fighting Squirrels are to win their seventh championship in eight years it will come a day later than hoped. Unable to find an answer to Boonville starter Josh Judd, the Squirrels fell 9-3 Tuesday in the first of two Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State championship games in the double-elimination tournament...
Dexter volleyball team wins Perryville Shootout (07/15/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. - The Dexter varsity volleyball team took home the top prize at the eight-team Perryville Shootout July 12. Dexter defeated St. Vincent in its quarterfinal contest, Notre Dame in its semifinal contest and host Perryville in the championship...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
Notre Dame's Nelson selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year in soccer (07/14/14)
Soccer wasn't just a sport that Jordan Nelson started to play when she was 4 or 5 years old. For Nelson, a forward who completed her junior year at Notre Dame in May, soccer became a staple in her life before she could even walk. She was born with a soccer pedigree to Heather Nelson, the soccer coach at Southeast Missouri State, and Paul Nelson, Southeast's associate head coach...
Power surge propels Charleston past Boonville 9-5 at SBR state tournament (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Charleston Fighting Squirrels standout slugger Ryan Fortner never grew concerned his team might be shutout after falling behind Boonville 1-0 Saturday night at the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. "It was just a matter of time," Fortner said. "We knew we were going to hit. We came out a little flat, but Potts kept it close and we knew we would get at least one run."...
Notre Dame's Haggerty selected Southeast Missourian Player of the Year for baseball (07/13/14)
Josh Haggerty had the kind of senior season that's hard to believe. Even for him.
Squirrels squeak by Pirates 6-5, return to title game (07/13/14)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Just when it looked like they'd be relegated to the loser's bracket of the Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels proved they may be down but they're never out of it. Overcoming a late four-run deficit against the SEMO Pirates on Sunday the defending champion Squirrels pulled out a dramatic 6-5 win that once again has them in the championship game...
SEMO Strokers of Advance suffer season-ending loss to Potosi (07/13/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Potosi handed the SEMO Strokers of Advance a season-ending 5-2 loss in Game 16 of the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Saturday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. Potosi jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with two runs in the first inning and another run in the top of the third inning...